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NAME

       sane-hs2p - SANE backend for Ricoh SCSI flatbed/ADF scanners

DESCRIPTION

       The  sane-hs2p  library  implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides
       access to the Ricoh IS450 family of scanners. Should also work with the IS420, IS410,  and
       IS430  scanners,  but these are untested.  Please contact the maintainer or the sane-devel
       mailing list if you own such a scanner.

       This backend is alpha-quality. It may have bugs and some scanners haven't been  tested  at
       all. Be careful and pull the plug if the scanner causes unusual noise.

DEVICE NAMES

       This backend expects device names of the form:

              special

       Where  special  is  either the path-name for the special device that corresponds to a SCSI
       scanner. The program sane-find-scanner helps to find out the correct device. Under  Linux,
       such  a  device  name  could  be  /dev/sg0 or /dev/sga, for example.  See sane-scsi(5) for
       details.

CONFIGURATION

       The contents of the hs2p.conf file is a list of  device  names  that  correspond  to  SCSI
       scanners.   Empty  lines  and  lines  starting  with  a  hash  mark  (#) are ignored.  See
       sane-scsi(5) on details of what constitutes a valid device name.

FILES

       /etc/sane.d/hs2p.conf
              The backend configuration file (see also description of SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

       /usr/lib/arch_triplet/sane/libsane-hs2p.a
              The static library implementing this backend.

       /usr/lib/arch_triplet/sane/libsane-hs2p.so
              The shared library implementing this  backend  (present  on  systems  that  support
              dynamic loading).

ENVIRONMENT

       SANE_CONFIG_DIR
              This  environment  variable  specifies the list of directories that may contain the
              configuration file.  Under UNIX, the directories are separated by  a  colon  (`:'),
              under OS/2, they are separated by a semi-colon (`;').  If this variable is not set,
              the configuration file is searched in two default directories: first,  the  current
              working  directory  (".") and then in /etc/sane.d.  If the value of the environment
              variable ends with the directory separator character, then the default  directories
              are  searched  after  the  explicitly  specified directories.  For example, setting
              SANE_CONFIG_DIR to "/tmp/config:" would result in  directories  "tmp/config",  ".",
              and "/etc/sane.d" being searched (in this order).

       SANE_DEBUG_HS2P
              If  the  library was compiled with debug support enabled, this environment variable
              controls the debug level for this backend.  A value of 255 prints all debug output.
              Smaller values reduce verbosity.

CURRENT STATUS

       The  hs2p  backend  is  now  in  version  1.00.  All  major  scanning-related features are
       supported, except for those features requiring the optional IPU. Scanning from the flatbed
       or  ADF  (either simplex or duplex) is supported. Lineart, halftone, 4-bit gray, and 8-bit
       gray are supported. Pre-set gamma tables and halftone patterns are supported, as  well  as
       brightness,  threshold,  contrast.   Also  supported  is  scan  wait mode, binary and gray
       filtering, negative scanning, and absolute or relative white setting.  Printing  with  the
       optional endorser also is supported.

PLANNED FUNCTIONALITY

       This  scanner  can  scan  from  the  ADF  in  continuous simplex mode.  Surprisingly, many
       scanners scan an entire document from the ADF into memory before ejecting the sheet.  Thus
       if the document is too long, the scanner cannot hold the entire image data in memory.  But
       if the scanner would send its image data when its memory got full, and then read the  next
       buffer's worth of data, continuous scanning could be achieved.

MISSING FUNCTIONALITY

       The  SCSI commands for uploading (2AH) or downloading (28H) custom halftone patterns (02H)
       and gamma vectors (03H) should work, but require implementing the SANE  Option-Value  code
       to  allow  the  user  to  create  the tables to be uploaded to the scanner. No support for
       Maintenance Data (80H) is planned as this functionality is more suited  to  a  stand-alone
       utility to be used by a technician when replacing the lamp or ADF unit. Nor is support for
       reading or changing IPU (93H) paramters and adjustments planned, since my IS450 lacks such
       a  unit.  The  31-byte  Auto  Photo/Letter struct and 21-byte Dynamic threshold struct are
       documented in the hs2p-scsi.h file should someone wish to use their  IPU  for  image  data
       processing.

SEE ALSO

       sane(7), sane-find-scanner(1), sane-scsi(5),

AUTHOR

       jeremy <jeremy@acjlaw.net>
       Maintained by Jeremy Johnson <jeremy@acjlaw.net>

                                           13 Jul 2008                               sane-hs2p(5)